Which Snow Leopard Build Should I Buy?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Jetheat, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. Jetheat macrumors regular

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    I'm looking to upgrade from Leopard to Snow Leopard but I read all this talk about build numbers where one is better than the other.

    Should I be getting a specific build number or just get the latest build?

    Are there any advantages/disadvantages to getting a specific build over another?

    JH
     
  2. powerhouse7 macrumors regular

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    When people talk about builds, they're probably referring to developer releases before that version of SL is publicly released. Just buy any version then upgrade it once its installed by going to software update. By doing that, you'll have the latest stable version of the OS.
     
  3. Jetheat thread starter macrumors regular

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    great, thanks.

    Is there any disadvantage to buying a used DVD from eBay as opposed to a new one?

    Is there any such thing as a serial number?
     
  4. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    All of the usual problems with ebay apply (e.g. scams, product returns, eula violations, etc.).

    No, there is not a S/N for OS X, just the computer.
     
  5. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    At $29, it’s easier to just get it retail - you are not going to get a great deal on ebay
     
  6. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

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    Definitely get it at a retail store. Id say with it being so cheap - its actually just easier and also ebay has the other problem of you could get damaged media - which then costs to replace :S
     
  7. TonyK macrumors 6502a

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    Be prepared to download the most recent patches, including 10.6.2. Did this between Christmas and New Years. Doesn't take long.

    Some notes for you:

    Disable the guest account. This is done through System Preferences -> Users

    Validate your 3rd party software. Make sure it will run under SL. If in doubt, install Rosetta (it is under options during the install process)

    Take care,

     
  8. Jetheat thread starter macrumors regular

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  9. EdWilliams macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your compliments. Do you have any more tips to add to the list?
     

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